“It’s smooth sailing all the way with God of the Angel Armies.” – Psalm 84:12 (MSG) Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book – The Purpose Driven Life – claims that in order for any individual or organization to achieve success they need a picture, or symbol, that captures the essence of their mission. If […]
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The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859 A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship. One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks. Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]
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Cafe Terrace at Night Vincent Van Gogh – 1888 Artists often dream of “making it” in their chosen field and becoming a household name. But what does this look like in real life? Let’s take a glance at a few artists who […]
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“I believe beauty will save the world…but art only has power if people slow down enough to see it.” – Seth Tummins Seth Tummins decided to learn how to create oil paintings in December 2009. Little did he know at the time that this decision would alter the course of his life. Now […]
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Color adds so much more to our world than mere beauty… it enhances the meaning and truth within everything it touches. Have you ever thought of the rich, eternal conflict which lies within each color? In order to capture the conflict and tension buried deep within the color yellow, I used a diamante […]
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“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]
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The planned scope of the paintings will combine into a kind of contemplative space for people to encounter God for themselves. I can’t wait to see them. – Michael Frost, Author, Morling Theological College, Sydney This project takes the viewer on a visual journey of God’s love and sacrifice, his faithfulness and mercy, juxtaposed with […]
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The painting above, entitled Aaron and Hur Help Hold Moses’ Arms, was created by Karl Wagner and can be found at http://www.fineartamerica.com. This painting captures the moment recorded in Exodus 17:8-14, where the Israelites prevailed in their war against the Amalekires only while Moses held up his arms in intercessory prayer. As you can […]
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“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” – Psalm 37:24 Mistakes. Oh, how we hate to get caught making mistakes! The mere thought of it used to paralyze me. (Yes, I was that kid standing in the candy aisle for hours, terrified of making the wrong choice!) […]
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“Once again I allowed myself to be led astray into reaching for stars that are too big—another failure—and I have had my fill of that.” Vincent Van Gogh Though he was painting from the insane asylum he had checked himself into and was attempting to paint a night-time view while working during the day, Van […]
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